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    26 Shelves That’ll Help You Make The Most Of Your Space

    Just looking at these shelves fills me with peace and order.

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    1. A beautiful, cubicle-shaped shelf in a mint color anyone would be obsessed with.

    Promising review: "Finally, an item that does not require a science degree to put together! Assembly was amazingly easy and fast. Parts are clearly labeled. No confusion or frustration. The cubes fit great, and work either horizontally or vertically." —JD

    Get it from Target for $28 (four colors, each cube holds up to 15 lbs.).

    2. A rustic, heavy-duty wall shelf you'll use to showcase your fave decorative items or store some heavy books.

    Promising review: "I put this up fairly quickly on my own without any help. It’s super cute and I’m really happy that I bought it." —Mandy

    Get it from Amazon for $41.99.

    3. An expandable kitchen cabinet shelf designed to make the most out of every inch of cabinet space you have.

    Promising review: "Very easy to put together. Make sure that you put it together under your sink. My bathroom cabinet was a mess; everything was stacked and piled in. Now it is all nice and organized." —jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $28.50.

    4. A closet organizer so you can end the chaos of trying to find that one scarf your aunt gave you to complete a perfect look in the sea of shoes, bags, shirts, and shoes that is your closet.

    Promising review: "I love this. It fit perfectly in our closet, and added more space for my husband's jeans and T-shirts. It was easy to put together, and it didn't require any tools." —char col

    Get it from Amazon for $42.99.

    5. A fold-down desk featuring a space for your laptop and little baby shelves I absolutely need in my life, as shall you.

    Honestly, who doesn't need this?

    Features: four compartments, one angled paper organizer, one corkboard, one drawer, and a fold-down desktop, holds up to 30 lbs.

    Promising review: "This exceeded my expectations. It was assembled! I only had to add the knobs. What a nice surprise. It’s also much lighter than I thought it would be. The drawer has a stopper so it doesn’t fall out. The hook to hold the desk shut seems strong. It’s the perfect size for a laptop." —Tiffani S.

    Get it from Amazon for $85.53+ (two colors).

    6. A garage shelf capable of holding up to 600 lbs. of garage stuff 👀💪. In other words, all your excuses for not organizing the heck of the garage are cancelled.

    Features: holds 600 lbs., lifetime warranty, customizable ceiling drop-length

    Promising review: "Holy smokes these things are great! These have allowed us to get so much stuff off the floor, and now we can get BOTH cars into the garage! I know, shocking. The racks are super well-made and very tough. The installation instructions were very thorough, and take into account multiple types of garage framing. The racks also came with a number of accessories to hang bikes and a ladder. Ours also came with a $25 off installation coupon that brought the cost of installation down to where we thought 'why not?' The installer was very professional, and did a great job hanging both of our racks. I very strongly recommend these racks if you want to recover some of your garage space." —James T

    Get them from Amazon for $249.90 each.

    7. A very sneaky, floating bookshelf that just may convince every muggle who enters your home that your HP collection is truly ~magical~.

    Dumbledore would be proud.

    Promising review: "The bookshelf itself is very functional and sturdy, and it is a great addition to my room. Be sure you have a somewhat large book to place on bottom, to cover the shelf." —jen_k

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $16.

    8. A small but mighty outlet shelf — it'll make you shout "And you get a shelf!" at nearly all the outlets in your home.

    Why is this not in my bathroom?!?

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this thing! I have much less clutter on my sink thanks to this. If you're not sure if it will fit due to an object, all you need is 1 1/4" of space between the edge of your existing outlet plate and the object, and it will fit." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $5.39.

    9. A simple but practical over-the-toilet shelf so you might never be caught in the bathroom without toilet paper again 😳.

    Promising review: "The most shelf for your money. More shelves than most (all?) others. Quite sturdy. Easy assembly. So versatile, I bought two. First, I put one on 5" risers to completely avoid the toilet tank (tank lid is still removable by a few inches without risers). Even on freestanding risers, and without proper bottom bracing, this shelf does not wobble around! I can add more weight to it, keeping in mind it is light-duty shelf. I quickly bought a second one for some extra shelving in my downtown micro-pad. Its height allows for proper room ventilation, and I was able to add my first one's fourth shelf to the bottom of it. I probably can even add a few more pounds to this five-shelf version with it's better stability." —Fremont Mike

    Get it from Amazon for $28.98.

    10. An intriguing, decorative shelf to make you say, "Symmetry? I don't know her."

    Promising review: "It’s definitely a five star product. It weighs 30 lbs., so do not use the screws that come with the shelves. As others have suggested, anchor the screws to wood. Looks for studs. It took us about an hour to level it and secure it. It takes two people. BUT it’s worth the labor to do it correctly. It’s beautiful! I love it, and I’m glad I purchased two."—Yolanda S.

    Get it from Amazon for $63.19+ (three colors).

    11. An easy to assemble pot and pan rack for anyone who is tired of lifting two or three pans just to get to that one lil' egg pan you need in the cluttered cabinet.

    Promising review: "Great product. The unit is very nice, and looks good in our kitchen. It took about 30 minutes to set up. You're provided with screws, but no anchors to anchor it to the wall. You can use some good plastic wall anchors to attach it to the wall. The pots can be heavy so the unit has to be secured to the wall properly. It is not hard to assemble. All in all, I love this product and would recommend." —yakeem lynch

    Get it from Amazon for $52.80.

    12. An elegant, horizontal bookshelf guaranteed to show you the endless storage solutions on the *horizon.*

    Promising review: "I bought this cabinet last summer in espresso, and I absolutely love it! It's sleek and modern, yet it has a kind of retro feel to it as well. It was super easy to put together — just be sure to follow the directions. It's in my office, used as a bookshelf. Today, I'm expecting delivery of two more of these pieces in white. I'm redoing my dining room and needed a piece that wasn't too deep, but which was long. The 54" length is perfect. I've got a focal wall that's 115" across, and I'm going to set the two pieces side by side to create a 'built-in buffet' (and storage!) across that wall. I love that the pieces are flush on the sides, so there won't be a gap in the middle when I put them side by side." —Jo

    Get it from Target for $139.99 (five colors).

    13. A corner shelf that'll squeeze right into the hard-to-decorate corner of your home, and your heart.

    Promising review: "Really adds a beautiful touch to a room. This shelf discretely fits into a corner, and can be decorated easily. Word to the wise — the white is genuinely white. Very easy to put together and hang. " —Tri Girl LA

    Get it from Amazon for $21.49+ (three colors).

    14. A ~glassy~ bathroom shelf — it'll make you feel like you're in one of those fancy AF hotel bathrooms when you're just reaching for the lotion in your own home.

    Get it from Anthropologie for $78 (two finishes).

    15. A 3-in-1 mirror, jewelry organizer, and shelf for anyone who has the highest expectations for all storage solutions.

    Features: 90 earring slots, 30 stud holes, 30 necklace hooks, 91 ring slots, five compartments, one pocket, two scarf rods, three additional shelves, full-length mirror

    Promising review: "Fits all my jewelry and hair accessories, and the shelves are perfect for makeup." —T

    Get it from Amazon for $165.99.

    16. A unique hexagon shelf in tip top *shape* and ready to hang on your wall.

    Promising review: "We absolutely love these shelves! They are beautiful and fun, and made a huge difference in our living room/dining room. I highly recommend them." —Megan DeMotte

    Get it from Lovelifewood on Etsy for $26.43+ (two sizes, 11 colors)

    17. A four-tier ladder shelf you'll fall for so hard, you'll end up buying the whole set.

    Pretty sure this is the only time "ladder" and "fall" have graced each other in a sentence that didn't = doomsday.

    Promising review: "Very good shelving unit, at a great price. It’s pretty solid and easy to assemble. I initially bought the coffee table in this collection and was pleased with how it looked, so when we decided we needed some more storage, it was nice to know there were matching items. We went with the regular shelving unit with two of the corner units, which look good together. They were just the right size for our space, and they just look so cute." —Leidilyn

    Get it from Amazon for $75.99.

    18. And a five-tier shelf over 3k people swear by for organizing kitchens, creating pantries, and even holding up in the great outdoors of the backyard.

    Promising review: "My apartment didn’t come with a pantry, and I needed one. So I bought this unit and assembled it myself. Took 30 minutes. Turned my coat closet into a pantry." —Lisamarie Benito

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99 (two colors).

    19. A crescent moon shelf and crescent moon circle shelf that'll be *full* of possibilities, despite being a crescent.,

    Promising review (for the moon on the left): "I got the dark wood one and decorated it with some succulents. It’s perfect! I have no complaints with the workmanship either." —Shannon92

    Promising review (for the moon on the right): "I LOVE this moon shelf! It’s so unique, and I love how the stains came out, it’s beautiful. Parts of the wood look like craters, it’s really neat. Thanks again for such a great product!" —libra212121

    Get the shelf on the left from Urban Outfitters for $89, or the one on the right from Indoor Survival Co on Etsy for $39.

    20. A set of three clear, peel and stick cosmetic organizers you can put anywhere, because even micro-sized shelves can end lack-of-storage woes.

    Promising review: "These three different containers are a nice size for organizing things in the bathroom; such as brushes, hair clips, and other stuff. They can be put on mirrors or walls; with a peel and stick backing. It does not appear you can reuse the adhesive." —S. Montgomery

    Get them from Amazon for $22.99.

    21. A budget-friendly, U-shaped bookshelf worthy of stocking up on.

    Promising review: "I purchased three of these and mounted them in a vertical line. I think they're a good size. They are not too cumbersome on a wall, and they look great as well. If I had more wall space, I'd probably buy more." —N. Lee

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (two colors).

    22. And a six-tier corner bookshelf you'd better add to your cart now, lest you spend another second ~tiered~ apart without this beaut in your living room.

    Promising review: "LOVE this shelf! Perfect for how I'm decorating in my dining room. It's a very sturdy piece, and it is lightweight as well." —Candace Wiese

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99+ (three colors).

    23. A budget-friendly, super clever slide out storage tower so you won't have to say "bUt I dOn'T kNoW wHaT tO pUt tHeRe" ever again.

    Bye awkward space gaps!

    Promising review: "It works great and was very easy to put together. Helps save counter space, and is great storage. We have a wheelchair user in our household and this cart makes it easier to reach things from a seated position without having to leave things on the counter." —R.A. Goodman

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    24. A glass wall shelf destined to be the gorge plant shelf we all need.

    Promising review: "I love this shelf. All my African violets look wonderful on it. Great price. Simple and elegant." —Mary

    Get it from World Market for $99.

    25. A hanging plant shelf for anyone who can't *suspend* their love for terrariums any longer.

    Promising review (for the shelf on the left): "Exactly what I was looking for. Sturdy enough to hold these heavy terrariums and still dainty looking. Love love love!" —CptnJim

    Get the shelf from Amazon for $16.99 each.

    26. And a tree branch wall shelf that'll look great with anything on it, in case you want a plant vibe but without real plants.

    Some of us have never even heard of a green thumb, no judgement.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $79.

    Rejoicing with your new shelf like:


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